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I'm not really in Pantera.. know not very much about that group. Just Dimebag. But Phil? why is everybody not liking him?
And the pics? Hee.. he looks like bon jovi the second.
I've noticed with Phil Anselmo - people either worship him, or they hate him with a passion.
He really is one of the best metal frontmen there ever was - he doesn't play an instrument, he just sings, but he puts on one hell of a show when singing. He really has incredible stage presence, he's got a great voice, he's got the perfect "frontman attitude", ya know?
But he's also one of the most arrogant, obnoxious, conceited sons of bitches there ever was. He REALLY thinks VERY highly of himself. And he's got a VERY big mouth - which he opens all the time. He talks a LOT of !@#$ about a LOT of people.
One of the reasons that he's SO hated these days is that - before Dime's murder, Phil & the Abbott brothers (Dime & Vince) were having a war of words in the metal press, as it were. Phil said some pretty harsh things about Dime & vice versa (although - Phil claims that the metal press would constantly misquote him, that they twisted his words to make things worse).
And then Dime was murdered. And Phil was devastated. He put out a video statement about Dime's murder. You can see it here:
Phil Anselmo comments on Dimebag's death
After Phil released the video statement, he went into seclusion for almost a year. Just a few weeks ago - the very first interview with Phil since last December was released in ... I want to say Revolver? magazine? Not 100% sure.
A lot of people said that the video was Phil just acting, or that he wasn't being sincere.
IMO? I thought he was very sincere. I also thought that he was very high.
Phil has since gotten sober, he's had his back surgery (he had a REALLY bad injury to his spinal cord - from years of head banging & jumping around on stage). And from all accounts, he's doing very well. Better than he has in years.
I'm on the fence about Phil a lot. Most days? I can't stand him. He's too cocky, too arrogant. But then I'll read something or hear something that casts him in a whole new light.
Anyway. That's the deal with Phil. Sorry to have rambled on & on like that Michi babes.
Last edited by Petalouda8, 12/19/2005, 11:36 am
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